New Advocacy Group Aims to Back Free Speech on College Campuses
Speech First, a new group focused on ensuring that colleges remain a place for open discourse, plans to build support for free expression on campus by building up a strong membership.
In the American culture wars, college campuses have always been on the front lines. And in recent years, as political divisions have become more pronounced, free speech issues at colleges and universities have intensified.
Speeches by controversial figures like Milo Yiannopoulos are frequently a target of campus protests, and entire classes, like a humanities course at Reed College, have been hot spots for ongoing revolt. Those who have opinions that fall outside the norm often complain of their rights being violated.